Single-vehicle crashes are responsible for many deaths each year. It may seem surprising, but crashes with just one car can be every bit as destructive and dangerous as multiple-vehicle collisions.
You may think that single-vehicle accidents happen most frequently in urban settings. However, studies have shown that rural roadways with little traffic tend to see just as many single-vehicle accidents.
Whether you are driving on a rural road or stuck in city traffic, any kind of car accident can be a traumatic event. A single-vehicle crash can be frightening because you are likely to be alone when it happens, making emotional trauma a real possibility.
This can also make it difficult to determine what or who was responsible for the accident. An experienced car accident lawyer’s advice can be invaluable in these situations.
Vehicle Issues Leading to Accidents
Although the kind of vehicle involved in a single-vehicle crash could make the difference between an injury and a fatality, other factors about the car itself can be just as important when determining what happened.
A vehicle must be safe to operate on a road. If the vehicle has faulty parts, the vehicle itself could be the root cause in a single-vehicle accident. Sometimes these mechanical issues can make it easy to determine who is responsible for what happened.
For instance, if you bought a car and the brakes failed because they were recalled, but the dealer never fixed them—the dealer may be responsible for your accident. In cases like these, you could be entitled to compensation even if your car was the only vehicle involved.
Types of Single-Car Crashes
When only one vehicle is involved in a car accident, sometimes external elements are to blame. In other cases, a distracted driver may be at fault. Some of the more common possibilities are as follows:
- Animals running in front of cars
- Poor weather conditions that cause slick or hazardous roads
- Poor road conditions that can make a vehicle swerve, such as potholes
- Steep shoulders on narrow roads
- Medical issues that caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle
No matter what caused a single-vehicle crash, you don’t have to navigate the aftermath alone. The experienced lawyers of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you determine the cause of your accident and who or what should be held responsible for your injuries.
Contact a Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been in a single-car crash, you could be entitled to compensation that will help you move forward. Let us help you make sure the right person is held responsible.
Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.